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Michael Burns Writing # 4 When Cicero was sent out to Govern Cilicia, how was very uneasy about the whole situation. Although it is a position of honor, Cicero did not want to be taken away from the public affairs of Rome. He desperately wanted to know what was happening in Rome at all times. This is quite clear in his letters. For example, his letter to Atticus on the 3 rd of August stated, “I’m missing you, being in the public eye, the forum, the city, home” (Tregrarri). Cicero was terribly homesick from the day he got there and was determined to do his job and do it right so he would be relieved from duty after his mandatory year term. It is evident in almost every letter he wrote that his main concern was of matters happening in Rome, and who would succeed him after his one-year term was up. He was very worried that he would have to stay longer than a year. In the same letter to Atticus he says, “But I’ll bear it as well as I can as long as it only lasts a year” (Tregrarri). Besides leaving the Cilician province, Cicero’s main goal was to free the Cilician people of Debt. This is something that he was very proud of, and wanted everyone to know. What he did was very honorable, and this is why he insisted on informing Atticus.
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2011 for the course COMM 550 taught by Professor Cante during the Spring '10 term at UNC.

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